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If you are able to get your hands on it be sure to do a compression test on it. If the compression is bad you will need to basically do a rebuild which will cost quite a bit more than what I am guessing you want to spend. Check the condition of the timing belt, good way to see if the engine was taken care of. That's all I can think of right now but of ...


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Of course it's possible, but in an ideal electric car, you don't even need a transmission with multiple gears. The electric motor has a much greater range of torque/speed output at its disposal than an internal combustion engine does.


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I have only done this once, but I had incredibly good luck with it. In my case, it was a '86 Subaru GL-10, also turbo. I'm sure some will apply and some won't... Check the sources warranties, some will say they're compression tested and what the different readings were, some will offer warranties, etc... The engine I got was in extremely good shape, and ...


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Make sure you doublecheck on the laws in your state before you buy any imported engines. I know in California you have basically zero chance of getting a Japanese engine smogged, even if the specs look the same as the US version.


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If you have checked another working window, your best bet is to use a multimeter to see which wire carries what voltage for the up and down signals (this is not specific to your cart but relevant for any). Then check first to see whether the voltage is present at the motor end of the wire. If so, the connection to the motor may be faulty. If no voltage ...


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You never know where used parts come from, unless you remove them, and even then you never know their state. I would suggest a new one, and hopefully from a reputable manufacturer. Also, I rarely saw motors go bad, as it was usually the window regulator that failed and would seize the window. The labor is usually around the same, but motors are about 3 times ...


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I agree with ursa, if you can get hands on the motor before purchase then I'd pull the plugs and see how they look. Dip the oil in the dip stick and see how the oil looks, whether there is a lot of sludge or shavings or anything. Overall condition of the motor will tell you a lot about how it has been maintained. But the compression test is the best thing to ...


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If you were to simply replace the existing petrol engine with an electric motor, then yes, it would ruin the gearbox very quickly, as it won't be able to handle that amount of torque. However, even if the transmission would cope, that wouldn't be the best way of doing it - an electric motor has a very different torque curve to an internal combustion engine, ...


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It could be a number of things. A broken alternator belt would allow the engine to run until the battery gets so low it can't power the needed systems such as fuel pump,ignition, computers etc. At this point it would stop. You need to tell us what you have checked, what you are capable of checking and any visual clues such as the belts are in place, the ...


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Yes, we could end up with a list of quesses that would be very long. You really need to provide more information here. Was the engine light coming on at any point? Sounds like you may have multiple problems here. The two weeks of not running right is interesting. That almost sounds like fuel pump or clogged fuel filter issues. Have you checked into ...



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